Conjunctivitis, better known as pink eye, should be considered a symptom of possible COVID-19 infection, and eye doctors should take proper precautions when treating patients, according to new U of A research. (Photo: Getty Images)

U of A clinician-scientists identify pink eye as possible primary symptom of COVID-19

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Ophthalmologists encouraged to take extra precautions while working with patients who have conjunctivitis.

A case of pink eye is now reason to be tested for COVID-19, according to University of Alberta researchers.

Coughing, fever and difficulty breathing are common symptoms of the illness, but a recent case study involving an Edmonton woman and published in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology has determined that conjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis can also be primary symptoms…..

https://www.folio.ca/u-of-a-clinician-scientists-identify-pink-eye-as-possible-primary-symptom-of-covid-19/

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